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as we mentioned, civilian safety is the most important. point to yourself. your safety is the most important. when you are sizing up what are the dangers, what are your capabilities, what are your limitations. terrorism is no different from a natural disaster. you are going to respond the same way. be nice is not nice. b stands for biological. n is nuclear, i is incendiary and c is chemical. on the bottom scale, we have a likelihood it's going to take place and this scale here is the impact. so nuclear device, think of a nuclear bomb taking place, impact will affect a lot of people, yeah. high impact, what's the probability that a nuclear attack will take place? not that great.
as you move on, as the season progresses, then add a chemical release, over here, likelihood gets higher that would take place, less impact biological and explosive incendiaries. once every two weeks on the average and sometimes 2 -- i have a two in one night my last watch, incendiary incidents happened in the city. the probability it's going to take place, yeah, i'm telling you, on one night we had two incidents take place. people living here in the marina, let's say, did it impact you? no, very low impact. but it happens quite often in san francisco. sizing up, looking at incendiary explosive events, primary danger is obvious. biological chemical -- let's
get back here. can you see? biological, radio logical event may take place there. biological, thinking about anthrax, plague, don't really worry about prairie dog colonies here in san francisco. botulism. routes, you notice we've talked about that before, how would these agents get into our body system? inhaling it, ingesting, eating it or skin absorption, coming in contact with it. nuclear device, there's different types, there's nuclear dirty bombs radioactive release. incendiary incident, any kind of mechanical or electrical device used to start a fire. different nerve factors.
the department of transportation, explosive devices take place, some indicators in environment, are you looking for any type of unattended packages or boxes in high risk areas, liquids, mist -- this is going to be a biological or chemical release. numerous sick or dead animals or birds. any objects that does not seem right, do you want to touch it? i'm not sure what this is, let me jostle it around. no, no, don't do that. move away and report it. remember that. a cell phone, a call, calling 911, using your cell phone may detonate that device. so obviously don't use your cell phone. go to a hard wire phone, land
line phone, outside, and call 911. what do we do as first responders. when we come up do we use our walkie talkies or radio? no. you go to a hard wire phone, call it in and get the information back because it may detonate that using the radio frequency. remember we talked about suspected terrorism is a stop sign for you as nerts. you do not want to get hurt. any questions on the terrorism? bnice is not nice. incident takes place, it takes place here on the left side, this is called the hot zone. you obviously want to be in the cold zone. first responders, we're going to come up to our staging area in the warm area and start moving to get to the incident. you want to be in what zone? the cold zone.
uphill, upwind. you believe you have chemicals on your skin or clothing, obviously time is critical. remove everything from your body, wash your hands, flush your body with water. your safety is no. 1. direct contact with treating victims can expose you to contaminants. these people coming out of the bart might have been exposed to something, do you want to go and start touching them? do you want to let them leave? you are trying to contain them because where are they going to go? probably go to the hospital and then spread it. so call 911, warn others, direct them to wait for responders. hey, stop. help is forthcoming. if you are calling 911, just basic information you should
know. is it a fire, is this a crime scene. evacuation is not always the best way. sometimes you want to stay inside your house. chemicals dropped over, this vapor cloud is coming, coming towards -- hit the golden gate bridge, one direction, now coming toward the marina. pick up your radio, tell the marina residents shelter in place. don't go to your staging area out in the marina green. shelter in place. that may be one of your options. choose a room with no windows, as few as possible. pick a room with toilet, water, phone, have it large enough for family members. precut plastic with duct tape. there should be a law. have your disaster kit in that room, have snacks available for kids.
turn off the hvac, heating, ventilation air conditioning units because you don't want to be blowing in or sucking in the vapor cloud outside. fireplace, close the dampers and seal off your shelter in place room by using duct tape and terms of the emergency alert system. listen to the radio. that's it. do not try to call the school, try to pick up your children because do you want to leave the area? no, you want to shelter in place. people own pets. do not risk your safety for pets. in summary, it is likely you are at an incident that may be involved with bnice, your safety is the most important. limit your time, get your distance away from that and some type of shielding and listen to the emergency alert system, your radio. . >> there's an acronym that we use to use an extinguisher.
what's that acronym? we're going to take turns putting out this fire. you can see that it will make a pretty big mess but at least it put out the fire in your house or something like that. so when we want to shut off electricity is when we see an outlet or something smoking, when you smell that burning smell or if you are not really sure or if you do smell gas and it's safe to do so. if i am in the basement with this set up, this sort of ragedy old set up with switches and i smell gas, is it a good idea to be flicking these?
no, because there will be a spark. you should get outside and try to ventilate that garage or enclosed area. these contacts, these are one side and they go into the other side here. see how they are in there now? that's a closed switch right there. it's actually a 3 pull switch. there's 3 different pulls to this switch. they are open, now they are closed, if it's closed it should -- that's when you want to turn it on and off, when it's closed, and then open it if you have to. if you smell gas, you've probably got a leak. if the building is collapsed, there's probably going to be a leak. those are the 3 times you want to come out here and shut this thing off. it's real easy. you get your wrench and you turn it off. >> if i smell gas should i turn off the one behind my stove? .
>> if you smell it coming from your stove, sure. exactly. the only way to figure this out is by doing it. this is a real easy one. the one at your house isn't going to be that easy. . >> have a wrench at our building. >> it's not required by law but it's a good idea. at my house, i have one of these wrenches i bought at like a garage sale. the scenario begins now. . >> got a victim here, you are medical, you are medical. i need a trimer. get that board off of him. . >> we want to make sure she's alive. yes, she's alive. she is breathing.
>> i need a person to operate the lever. the only thing you can't move is what i'm standing on. everything else is free game. >> use this to be the fulcrum. >> u se this to be the fulcrum. >> u se this to be the fulcrum. . >> have the lever person stand here. you medical people stand by. let's bring it up high. bring it up high, bring it up high. secure the fulcrum. levers, put the blocks on the opposite side. a couple other pieces, a little higher. okay, somebody is securing that fulcrum when the weight comes down. let's lower it and see what happens. lower the lever.
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>> the success of these tests led to the expansion of the program to all stations on the light rail and is part of the new shelter contract, push to talk will be installed. check out the new technology making your right easier every day >> good evening, everybody. my name is michael farrah. i'm the senior advisor to mayor
newsom, and i want to welcome you all to city hall to celebrate the second -- what will hopefully be forever -- arab heritage month celebration at city hall, so thank you all for coming. [applause] as you probably know, tonight is a difficult night for many people. the world series is going on, and i'm here to report to you aid is 0-0 so far, in the second inning. we will have it on during the reception. before we get started, i wanted to recognize and bring up two elected officials to speak briefly, supervisors avalos and mayor, who have always stood with the community -- supervisors avalos and mirkarimi, who have always stood with the community. they have consistently had their offices open when we had an issue. they're being here means a lot to us -- their being here means a lot to us.
now more than ever, we need to be friends with government, and knowing their door is open to us is appreciated. [applause] supervisor mirkarimi: good evening. i'm ross mirkarimi. i represent the fifth district, and i'm delighted to be standing up here with my colleague who will speak in a moment. i want to thank mike farrah for his leadership and mayor newsom for helping facilitate this gathering. i'm iranian american, persians, and throughout my -- [applause] throughout my life, my family had always had very close relationships with the arab and arab-american community. i spent a fair amount of time working in the middle east in jordan and iraq and traveling through loud the milk -- throughout the middle eastern areas, so i feel very much at home, and it is important that feeling is well represented in
city hall. i look at the flags that are well illustrated year. it amplifies the need that much more that san franciscans, californians should understand and become more acquainted with the arab-american culture. if the census proves me right, when the numbers come out next year officially, we will see a significant growth of the arab- american population in the san francisco bay area but also throughout the state of california. that is critical because it means that much more that arab- americans have the right and the reason to want to make sure that their interests are being well represented in local government and city government, and, of course, in federal government. i continue to look forward to working with everyone here. thank you for the contribution you make to making our city one of the most majestic on this planet. have a great festival. thank you. [applause] supervisor avalos: good evening.
i represent district 11 in san francisco, and as i became a candidate for supervisor and had been supervisor, i got to realize and learn more about the contributions of the arab- american community here in san francisco and the bay area. it is profound. i also got to really understand the link between the bay area and the middle east and how the conflict there affects us here locally as well, and we all live with this and strive for a world with peace, and part of that is a real understanding about the cultures of this world. we need to have a greater understanding and appreciation of the arab-american culture, the arab culture in the united states and in san francisco as well. this celebration is an important part of that work we have ahead of us together. i want to always say that my office is always open to hear from members of the community
and to be invited to events in the community as well. i look forward to a partnership that lasts many years, and that we will all live together in a peaceful world. thank you. [applause] >> we as a community have had really an amazing year, from the hearings about the flotilla at the board of supervisors to the hearings at the human rights commission about racial profiling. it has been a profound year for us, and it has raised a tremendous amount of awareness, not only in city hall, but in northern california and the nation about the issues we face as a community, but it has not just been those issues we have faced. we also had what i think is probably the most successful festival we have had in a long time with the arab cultural center, and each year, the film festival gets better and better. it continues to tell the story
of our community and change people's minds based on our -- on art. it is with that pleasure that i bring of our awardee for this year's arab heritage month certificate. michel, could you come up real quick? [applause] his work every year really changes people's hearts and minds. if you could just speak for a few minutes about the festival and the success you faced this year. here is the award for this year's fair of heritage month. thank you. [applause] -- this year's arab heritage month. thank you. [applause] >> find the executive director of the arab festival. -- i'm the executive director.
will i accept this proclamation on behalf of the arab-american community in sentences go with deep gratitude and affection -- the arab-american community in san francisco with deep gratitude and affection. allow me to thank our mayor, gavin newsom, for establishing arab heritage month, which will always be proudly remembered by our community and future generations. [applause] our thanks and appreciation also goes to mike farrah, a community member, leader, and representatives who worked diligently to make this a reality for our community. lastly shadi elkarra, who tirelessly put the details for this event together to make it materialize on the ground. thank you for your dedication to
our community. most of all, i would like to thank each and every one of you for being here to support this important occasion. this is an occasion that should become the space and base where the community comes together to address all our differences, whether real or perceived. the job of making our communities solid, relevant, prosperous comes from each one of us where we can make us successful individuals. one successful community, one voice, to proudly served our community's higher interest to collectively served our city and our country. arab-americans are not the other. our community is not to be feared. our community is to be relied on. it is a rich community in
culture and talent and heritage. we are the defendants of people who build great cities like casa blogging, baghdad, cairo, jerusalem, damascus -- casa blanca. we are the people of the world who have given the world great profits and religions. -- great prophets and religions. thank you. [applause] >> every year that i have been in city hall, i have tried to take an intern from the community and try to teach them the ways of politics to make sure we have leadership that keeps coming, so eventually, we have candidates for office. like when a friend on the school board. is she here? -- like winifred on the school
board. a couple of years back, i was wise enough to bring on an intern that has made all the difference for our community, especially with arab heritage month. he worked so hard for last year's event and has made this year a success. we were really concerned about timing, and we were not sure he would get to it, and shadi came to me and said that we had to do it, had to continue the tradition. without his work, this never would have happened. shadi, can i introduce you and have you say a few words? >> thank you, everyone, for being here. i apologize about the delay, but it would not be an arab even if it started on time. thank you for coming to the 2nd annual arab heritage month celebration. there is a lot going on in the city. the giants are in the world series, it is game two, and you guys are here.
but we do have a tv set up in the reception room. i want to thank supervisors mirkarimi and avalos, from day one -- i remember meeting ross years ago in district 5, and he was one of the only people that came out to the arab cultural festival. he had a table, and nobody would have known then that he would be one of our community of's strongest allies. and supervisor avalos, who has truly been there for our community. once i told him that i would love for them to come, they did not hesitate. can we give them a round of applause for being here tonight? [applause] like mike said, we were not sure if we were going to do it this year. there was a lot of things going on during the month of october, especially during the city, but i felt it was very important, not for us personally, but for the sake of the community. last year, we had an inaugural
celebration, which was crucial and very historic in san francisco, so we owe it to the community to continue this event because this is your city hall and our city hall, and the arab community is the dynamic community that has been here for generations and has contributed significantly to the vitality of this city. like michael said, giving the award to the arab film festival -- it is the premier arab film festival in the nation. for over 15 years, they have been portraying films that do not only represent our rich heritage but kind of dispel myths and stereotypes of the arab people, who they are, and giving these films an audience that would not usually see them. even though it is through the art and fun, it is a powerful and strong message, and i urge
you all to support the arab film festival because they do so much work for our community, and we do not really realize that. we have a fun program for you guys tonight. first of all, like i said, asserting our narrative as arab- americans is very important. through our historic legacy, we have had poetry being a crucial and historic part of our culture. old tradition is a very important part of arab culture, so we will be starting with two pieces from two arab-american women that are students at uc- berkeley. the creme de la creme. they are both brilliant individuals. they will do a co-written peace -- piece, so i'm going to hand it to them. thank you. [applause]
>> is this working? ok. we are students at the university of california berkeley, and we would like to share some poetry with you guys. [speaking foreign language] we circled the dark path was slow, deliberate steps eyes fixed in pain, confusion, and grief we are the ambling madmen we are grievants an insanity we are fragments of broken people >>